Wow what a hectic start to 2017!
Following our conference,
we travelled to Switzerland
for the annual White Turf event
- Racing on the frozen lake of St Moritz!
...Anatomy little and large at Derby College
...and to the famous
Domaine de Chantilly in France!
We have courses all over the world including Tuscany, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, and also our first trip to Poland! Stay tuned for more updates throughout the year. Full details here
I’m excited to announce we have our new anatomy for artists courses. Designed for anyone wanting to develop artistic skills whether experienced or first timers! Leading sculptress Judy Boyt will be joining me in April and renowned equine and mural artist Jenny Bell will be our guest in June. Full details here
We are very busy with our new headquarters. We are working hard to prepare the summer grazing and repair and manage the damage from winter grazing. Ensuring well maintained grassland has so many benefits for our horses especially in terms of exercise and nutrition. We are also starting to develop the stable yard. We had a good winter with no major leaks and only a damp tack room and a single fallen tree to contend with after storm Doris in February. We have also had the chance to try out some new found rural craft skills including hedge laying!!
Eventing Season Ahead
With March already here eventing has begun. We have had a few setbacks so far but it has reminded me of how important stretching and core strengthening exercises are for both Freddie and Arty despite the age difference. Our horses benefit from stretching just as much as we do and stretching exercises do not need to be complicated to do. A simple raised pole on the way to the field can be a great exercise for stimulating and strengthening the core muscles.
I hope that you are all having a brilliant start to 2017 and I will post more updates again soon.